Where Are They Now?
Written By Ashley Tedesco Photographed By Justin Tsucalas
Jenn Yateman, followed in the footsteps of beloved family members after graduating from the Park School in 2000. She attended Muhlenberg University in Allentown, Pa. before going on to become a realtor. She is also one of the young leaders of the Baltimore Jewish community and her love of helping people comes through in her volunteer work.
iNSIDER: Tell me about your career in real estate.
Jenn: I’ve been a realtor for seven years. My degree was in business and marketing, and my father is a real estate, bank and title attorney. I started with Prudential, but then I switched to Long and Foster. I’ve been with them since 2006.
What do you enjoy most?
I like the idea of being able to help people find a place where they’re going to go home to every day. It’s the biggest purchase that somebody makes in his or her life. I like being a part of helping them make that decision.
I love pretty much doing anything outside. I’m a big outdoors person. Being outside in the fresh air and the sunshine, sometimes it just feels like an escape from the everyday. I enjoy going for walks, hiking, biking and boating. I also really enjoy cooking and baking. I like to experiment with different recipes.
Interests outside of work?
I am a part of the Young Leadership Committee for the Associated [Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore], and I enjoy volunteering.
What’s kept you in Baltimore?
I really feel that Baltimore has a strong sense of community, and luckily it is a place that I think a lot of people come back to. It has a city, but it still has a small town feel. It’s a place where people can easily get involved in the community.
Why is it important to you to be involved in the Jewish community?
My grandmother was always very involved. She was religious. She was president of her sisterhood, always involved with family and friends in community and [she] tried to make being Jewish a strong part of her life. I’m looking up to her legacy. My mom has always worked in nonprofits and … hearing stories really helped to inspire my drive to help others.